List of The Young and the Restless cast members

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The Young and the Restless is a long-running American television soap opera, created by William J. Bell and Lee Phillip Bell for CBS. It first aired on March 26, 1973. The longest-running cast member is Doug Davidson, who has portrayed private investigator Paul Williams since May 19, 1978.[1] Jeanne Cooper, who portrayed the soap opera's matriarch Katherine Chancellor, was previously the series' longest-running cast member, airing from November 1973 until her death in May 2013.[2] Melody Thomas Scott and Eric Braeden, who portray Nikki and Victor Newman, are the second and third longest-running cast members, having joined in February 1979 and February 1980 respectively.[1][3] Kate Linder has portrayed Esther Valentine since April 1982, and rounds out the series' top four longest-running cast members.[4] The following list is of cast members who are currently present on the show: the main cast and recurring, or who are upcoming, returning or departing from the series.


Main cast[edit]

Actor Character Duration
Robert Adamson Noah Newman 2012–
Peter Bergman Jack Abbott 1989–
Eric Braeden Victor Newman 1980–
Tracey E. Bregman Lauren Fenmore Baldwin 1983–95, 2000–
Steve Burton Dylan McAvoy 2013–
Sean Carrigan Stitch Rayburn 2013–
Sharon Case Sharon Newman 1994–
Jessica Collins Avery Bailey Clark 2011–
Angell Conwell Leslie Michaelson 2010–
Doug Davidson Paul Williams 1978–
Melissa Claire Egan Chelsea Lawson 2011–
Daniel Goddard Cane Ashby 2007–
Amelia Heinle Victoria Newman 2005–
Elizabeth Hendrickson Chloe Fisher 2008–
Bryton James Devon Hamilton 2004–
Christel Khalil Lily Ashby 2002–05, 2006–
Hunter King Summer Newman 2012–
Christian LeBlanc Michael Baldwin 1991–93, 1997–
Kate Linder Esther Valentine 1982–
Cady McClain Kelly Andrews 2014–
Mishael Morgan Hilary Curtis 2013–
Joshua Morrow Nicholas Newman 1994–
Melissa Ordway Abby Newman 2013–
Greg Rikaart Kevin Fisher 2003–
Tristan Rogers Colin Atkinson 2010–12, 2014–
Melody Thomas Scott Nikki Newman 1979–
Kristoff St. John Neil Winters 1991–
David Tom Billy Abbott 1999–2002, 2014–
Jess Walton Jill Abbott Atkinson 1987–
Redaric Williams Tyler Michaelson 2012–

Recurring cast[edit]

Actor Character Duration
Lamon Archey Mason Wilder 2012–
Catherine Bach Anita Lawson 2012–
Lauralee Bell Christine Blair Williams 1983–2006, 2010–
Judith Chapman Gloria Bardwell 2005–
Aidan Clark Charlie Ashby 2013–
Eileen Davidson Ashley Abbott 1982–88, 1999–
Max Ehrich Fenmore Baldwin 2012–
Michael Fairman Patrick Murphy 2008–
Kelli Goss Courtney Sloan 2013–
Mckenna Grace Faith Newman 2013–
Camryn Grimes Fake Cassie[5][6] 2014–
Briana Nicole Henry Esmeralda 2013–
Beth Maitland Traci Abbott Connelly 1982–96, 1999, 2001, 06–
Leigh McCloskey Kurt Costner 1996–97, 2013–
Chris McKenna Mark Harding 2014–
McKenna Roberts Matilda Ashby 2013–
Ignacio Serricchio Alex Chavez 2012–
Ted Shackelford Jeffrey Bardwell 2007–
Ray Wise Ian Ward 2014–

Cast changes[edit]


Actor Character Date Ref
Matthew Atkinson Austin April 17, 2014
Helen Slater Dr. Chiverton May 2, 2014


Actor Character Date Ref
Elizabeth Hendrickson Chloe Mitchell May 2014


Actor Character Date Ref
Michael Robinson Businessman May 19, 2014

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b The Young and the Restless Weekdays. "The Young and the Restless Cast: Doug Davidson". Retrieved September 23, 2012. 
  2. ^ The Young and the Restless Weekdays. "The Young and the Restless Cast: Jeanne Cooper". Retrieved September 23, 2012. 
  3. ^ The Young and the Restless Weekdays (July 20, 2007). "The Young and the Restless Cast: Eric Braeden". Retrieved September 23, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Show Guide: Cast Bio: Kate Linder". Sony. Retrieved January 6, 2012. 
  5. ^ Series producer: Jill Farren Phelps; Writer(s): Jean Passanante and Shelly Altman (January 27, 2014 (US); January 24, 2014 (Canada)) (in English). The Young and the Restless. Season 40. CBS.
  6. ^ Logan, Michael (February 14, 2014). "Exclusive: Camryn Grimes on That Shocking Young and the Restless Cliffhanger". TV Guide. Lions Gate Entertainment. Retrieved February 14, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Y&R ADDS NEW CHARACTER". Soap Opera Digest. American Media, Inc. March 17, 2014. Retrieved March 17, 2014. 
  8. ^ Logan, Michael (April 11, 2014). "Exclusive: Helen Slater Joins The Young and the Restless". TV Guide. CBS Interactive. Retrieved April 11, 2014. 
  9. ^ Fairman, Michael (April 11, 2014). "Helen Slater To The Young and the Restless To Play OB/GYN! But Which Character Is Pregnant?". On Air, On Soaps. Retrieved April 11, 2014. 
  10. ^ SOD (March 13, 2014). "EXCLUSIVE! Y&R'S HENDRICKSON ON EXIT— IT'S TRUE". Soap Opera Digest. American Media, Inc. Retrieved March 13, 2014. 
  11. ^ SOD (April 11, 2014). "SUPER RETURN TO Y&R". Soap Opera Digest. American Media. Retrieved April 11, 2014. 

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